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What Your Shopping Habits Reveal About Your Personality

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We know that a handshake, the shoes we wear and our handwriting are just some of the things that can reveal a lot about our personality, and now a new study reveals what those spontaneous shoppings sprees say about us.

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What Your Shopping Habits Reveal About Your Personality

We know that a handshake, the shoes we wear and our handwriting are just some of the things that can reveal a lot about our personality.????And now a new study reveals what those spontaneous shoppings sprees say about us.????The study entitled “Who are the Scrooges?

Personality Predictors of Holiday Spending”, tries to find out why people spend money, after all it is the key to living within our means and having a happy life said a researcher from the University College London said.????After looking at over 2 million transactions of over 2,000 individuals and comparing Christmas spending to average spending during two months of non-holiday shopping, researchers came to an interesting conclusion.????People who are more emotionally vulnerable and have lower stress - or “higher neuroticism” spend less during the holidays????Meanwhile, more conscientious people spend more.????The scientists emphasize that personality is only one small part of consumer behavior, yet this provides a “big picture” on consumer habits.????So be careful this coming holiday season, Americans racked up more than $1,000 in holiday debt last year, otherwise you’ll end up in this “Confessions of a Shopaholic” scene.????“Confessions of a Shopaholic”/Touchstone Pictures??SOT??I mean, I like shopping, is there anything so wrong with that???The stores are out there to enjoy, its beautiful, the rush you feel when you swipe your card and its approved and it all belongs to you!??I’m really strong, my wallet is closed, I do not want to shop!??




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